Largest Wetland in India
The Indian Sundarban covers the delta's southernmost reaches, contains more than 60% of the country's mangrove forest region, and is home to 90% of Indian mangrove species. The woods support a diverse range of living creatures, including 453 fauna wildlife, 290 birds, 120 fish, 42 mammals, 35 reptiles, and 8 amphibian species. The fascinating features of India's largest wetland, the Sunderbans, are listed below.
- The Sundarban Tiger Reserve is situated within the zone and is declared a “critical tiger habitat” under national law.
- The mangrove habitat sustains a noticeable population of tigers, possessing special aquatic hunting skills.
- The place offers habitat to many rare and globally threatened species like the Batagur Baska, Irrawaddy dolphin, and the fishing cat.
- The originality of Sunderbans is because of its biodiversity and supply of local, regional, and global services that help conserve critically endangered animal species.